Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill (1621-79):"A soldier, politician and dramatist. He was a brilliant commander of the royalist forces in Ireland... He went over to Cromwell's side to fight against their common enemy, the Catholic interest, in Ireland... With Monck he made a remarkable success of the Cromwellian government of Scotland... and he constantly threw his weight behind attempts to produce a moderate settlement of the revolution... After Oliver's death he abandoned support of the Commonwealth and returned to Ireland, where, like Monck in Scotland and England, he took command of the situation and invited Charles to his kingdom. His plays were popular with Pepys and his contemporaries." --Companion
His brother, Charles Boylehttp://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/648/
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orreryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Boyle,_1st_E...
The orrery, a clockwork device for modeling the movements of the planets around the sun, was named for Roger's grandson Charles, the Fourth Earl.
Wikipedia: The first modern orrery was built circa 1704 by George Graham. Graham gave the first model (or its design) to the celebrated instrument maker John Rowley of London to make a copy for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Rowley was commissioned to make another copy for his patron Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, from which the device took its name. This model was presented to Charles' son John, later the 5th Earl.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrery
Boyle, who was a statesman and soldier, as well as a dramatist, wrote a ''Treatise on the Art of War," but it was in connection with the plays that Baker said of his wit, whose "early blossoms" were fair, ''but not fairer than the fruit."
**The Black Prince" was published in 1669. "Try- phon," which had not been printed before, has a separate title-page. Each play is paged separately.
These two plays, and the two published in 1677, are in rhymed couplets.
34 The History Of Henry the Fifth. And The Tragedy Of Mustapha, Son of Solyman the Magnificent. As they were Acted at his High- nefs, the Duke of York's Theatre. Written by The Right Honourable, the Earl of Orrery. London, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herring- man, at the Sign of the Blew Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1677.
"Henry the Fifth" was first published in 1668. "Mustapha," first published in 1668, has a separate title-page, and its two parts are paged together. This and the preceding volume are bound together.
Log in to post an annotation.
If you don't have an account, then register here.